About Us

MISSION: SMPS-Columbus is to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the building industry.

VISION: For premier professional service firms to recognize SMPS - Society for Marketing Professional Services as their most trusted resource for building business and achieving success.

SMPS Columbus has received the following national awards:

  • 2013 Large Chapter of the Year Award; Build Business National Conference (see sidebar)
  • 2012 Striving for Excellence Outstanding Educational Program Award;
    for the October 2011 program Breakfast with a Healthcare FuturistBuild Business National Conference (see sidebar)
  • 2011 Large Chapter of the Year Award; Build Business National Conference
  • 2010 Outstanding Chapter Award; Build Business National Conference
  • 2009 Outstanding Chapter Award; Build Business National Conference


The Chapter also has among the highest percentage of Certified Professional Services Marketers (CPSM) of any Chapter nationwide. The highest honor that can be afforded an SMPS member is to be named a Fellow of the organization. There are only about 70 Fellows nationwide and SMPS Columbus can boast 3 of them among our membership. Several of our members are active in the Business Development Institute (BDI) and are active speakers nationwide on topics ranging from networking tips and tricks to empowering technical staff to be more effective communicators.

A caring and compassionate group, SMPS Columbus hosts a Charity Golf Outing each year and has made significant contributions to Kids 'n Kamp, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and OhioHealth Home Reach Hospice. Come experience the difference that membership in SMPS can make for your firm, for your career, and for you as a marketing or business development professional in the A/E/C industry!

verticalThe Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is the only national association that brings together business development and marketing professionals from the architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, and construction industries. SMPS Columbus is one of 57 Chapters nationally. With a local membership of 140 and a national membership of nearly 7,000, SMPS is a dynamic and powerful network for the A/E/C industry. The organization seeks to Advocate, Educate, and Connect professionals across the disciplines for the purpose of building long-lasting relationships that will promote and nurture business for member firms.

We invite you to join us!